Vancouver man James Russell has just hit the jackpot.
All seven numbers matched in the November 1, 2019, Lotto Max draw that led him to win the $10-million jackpot.
“I was sitting down, it was hard to believe,” said Russell, who purchased the winning ticket after his regular walk with his dogs. “I wrote them down on a piece of paper, I double and triple-checked the numbers but they didn’t change.”
We found our @lottomax $10 million winner! Congratulations James Russell from #Vancouver, who was out for a walk with his dog when he checked the winning ticket.— BCLC (@BCLC) November 6, 2019
Don't forget, the search is still on for our $20 million winner - is it you? pic.twitter.com/ULk7D6DRl2
Russell said in a news release that he’ll be treating a few friends to dinner who are visiting from out of town as part of his celebration. He’s also dreaming of a trip to Ireland to ride his bike along the old railway tracks.
“It was quite a shock at first, I’m not quite used to it,” Russell said. “But I imagine I will get used to it at some point.”
Guess who won $10-Million on Lotto Max - James from Vancouver who checked his ticket that he bought during one of his regular walks with his dogs. Got all 7 numbers on the Nov. 1 draw. pic.twitter.com/W3nQnjJ4Ry— Bruce Claggett (@BruceClaggett) November 6, 2019
The other winning ticket, purchased in the Stikine region from the October 29, 2019 draw, is worth $20-million.